Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.

King James Version

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

Holman Bible

A feast is prepared for laughter,
and wine makes life happy,
and money is the answer for everything.

International Standard Version

Festivals are for laughter, wine makes life pleasant, and money speaks to everything.

A Conservative Version

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes glad the life, and money answers all things.

American Standard Version

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.

Amplified

[Instead of repairing the breaches, the officials] make a feast for laughter, serve wine to cheer life, and [depend on tax] money to answer for all of it.

Bible in Basic English

A feast is for laughing, and wine makes glad the heart; but by the one and the other money is wasted.

Darby Translation

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh life merry; but money answereth everything.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The banquet is made for pleasure, and wine makes merry; but money answers all things.

Julia Smith Translation

For laughter they make bread, and wine will gladden the living: and silver will answer with all.

King James 2000

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Feasts are held for celebration}, wine cheers the living, and money answers everything.

Modern King James verseion

Bread is made for laughter, and wine makes merry; but silver answers all things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Meat maketh men to laugh, and wine maketh them merry; but unto money are all things obedient.

NET Bible

Feasts are made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything.

New Heart English Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.

The Emphasized Bible

Merrily people make bread, and, wine, gladdeneth life, - but, money, answereth all things.

Webster

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

World English Bible

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.

Youngs Literal Translation

For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A feast
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

שׂחק שׂחוק 
S@chowq 
Usage: 15

and wine
יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

but money
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

References

Smith

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

18 Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks. 19 Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything. 20 Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.



Cross References

Psalm 104:15

And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Genesis 43:34

He took portions to them from his own table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. So they feasted and drank freely with him.

Judges 9:13

"But the vine said to them, 'Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?'

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.

2 Samuel 13:28

Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "See now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon,' then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant."

1 Chronicles 21:24

But King David said to Ornan, "No, but I will surely buy it for the full price; for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, or offer a burnt offering which costs me nothing."

1 Chronicles 29:2-9

"Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance.

2 Chronicles 24:11-14

It came about whenever the chest was brought in to the king's officer by the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, then the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer would come, empty the chest, take it, and return it to its place. Thus they did daily and collected much money.

Ezra 1:6

All those about them encouraged them with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, with cattle and with valuables, aside from all that was given as a freewill offering.

Ezra 7:15-18

and to bring the silver and gold, which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,

Nehemiah 5:8

I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.

Psalm 112:9

He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

Ecclesiastes 2:1-2

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Ecclesiastes 7:2-6

It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.

Isaiah 23:18

Her gain and her harlot's wages will be set apart to the LORD; it will not be stored up or hoarded, but her gain will become sufficient food and choice attire for those who dwell in the presence of the LORD.

Isaiah 24:11

There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished.

Daniel 5:1-12

Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.

Matthew 17:27

"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Luke 8:3

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.

Acts 2:45

and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

Acts 11:29

And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.

Ephesians 5:18-19

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Philippians 4:15-19

You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

1 Peter 4:3

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.

Luke 16:9

"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

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